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Posted: 17/03/2023

Letter to Parents 17th March



Dear Parents and students 

These weeks up to the Easter holiday are flying by. 

Please remind your daughter or son to target the maximum possible number of teacher nominations for teacher nomination next week, so we can end the term by sending a large number of commendation letters and certificates as possible to recognise and celebrate our students’ efforts.  We award commendations on the basis of the consistent submission of personal best class and homework assignments. 

Separately, next week, teachers will start to input merit points electronically, so parents receive a notification at the end of a school day when their daughter or son receives a merit point. Merit points will show in the SIMS APP as ‘Excellent effort’ alongside the subject and period concerned. ‘Excellent effort’ will reflect our determination to recognise a student’s ‘personal best effort.’ We will phase this in with different Year Groups, as the week progresses and monitor to ensure all goes smoothly. 

Over the last 2 weeks, students have participated in a number of enrichment activities, both within and beyond the classroom: we held a school wide assembly on International Women’s Day, the NHS Emotional Well-being Team have held assemblies with the whole school. All Year Groups of our School Council have held meetings led by our Head Girl and Head Boy, and today Daily tutor Groups have participated in activities to raise money for Comic Relief. 

Please see our Term Dates (unchanged) and note the Parents’ Subject Consultation Day for Years 11 & 13 on Friday March 31st with remote learning for all Year groups on that day. We will write separately to parents of Years 11 & 13 students early next week. 

Please have your daughter or son choose a book – hopefully at least their second this term - to read for 20 minutes daily, from Digital Library Spring Term 2023 

Thank you so much as ever for all your support. It is always vital, and never more so than in these past weeks. 

Yours sincerely, 

Charles Joseph